Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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JE Staff
Since its founding in 1946, the oldest pluralistic Jewish day school in North America has been known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy. But it will soon go by a new name, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy -- a change that school and Jewish-community officials insist will help ensure its future as a top-notch institution. The name change comes as...
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Leslie Feldman, JF Feature
Most of us keep abreast of current events in Israel and the Middle East through television, newspapers and books. However, for 11 members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, hearing firsthand from prominent leaders and Israeli policymakers who converged in Israel was a learning experience like no other. In January, the delegation was sent by the Jewish Federation of Greater...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new Day Camp Scholarship Fund for Jewish children living in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. Needs-based scholarships are available for Jewish children attending nonprofit Jewish-identity summer camps in the five-county area. Eligible campers must attend a full-day program, five days per week for a minimum of three...
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Jan L. Apple, Jewish FF Feature
Imagine a day when thousands of volunteers will be working together in multiple locations for one purpose -- to repair the world. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 21, when "Mitzvah Mania: Repairing the World One Day at a Time" will transform the Greater Philadelphia region. The first community-wide day of its kind, organized by the Mitzvah Projects Task Force...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
They gathered on opposite sides of the world. In Philadelphia, it was Sunday morning. In Israel, it was late Sunday afternoon. They led vastly different lives -- or so they thought. They existed in totally different cultures -- or assumed that they did. But in a remarkable videoconference from a conference room at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center...
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